COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
July 23, 2010
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Commonwealth (VITA procurement) and Apple, Inc. have concluded an agreement to provide state educational pricing for Apple products. While we do not support specific vendor products, we are bringing this to your attention because windows-based personal computers have been available to schools through special pricing for years and this is the first time there is a statewide Apple product discount available.
You can find information and pricing at: http://www.vita.virginia.gov/procurement/contractDetail.cfm?contract_id=1000644 or on the Apple site at: http://www.apple.com/education/pricelists/.
There are separate pricing schedules for K-12 and higher education, so be certain to check carefully before ordering off of this contract. You may also want to make your business and/or procurement staff aware of the availability of this contract. iPhones are not included in this contract as they are provided by a third party telecommunications company.